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4 Tips to Celebrate Birthdays at School without the Sugar

4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Birthdays at School Without the Sugar

I picked up Corey from school to hear him excitedly discuss how many cupcakes he had in class. Wait, there were multiple? Apparently, one week in March holds a whopping three birthdays. Maybe it’s time we re-thought how we do birthday’s in school. OK, before you start jabbing me with number two pencils, hear me […]

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Talking to Kids about Politics Raleigh Moms Blog

The Importance of Discussing Politics with Kids

Growing up, I had absolutely no idea the political affiliation of my parents. They apparently had two major rules: no discussing work (to avoid boredom perhaps) and no discussing politics. They never even told each other who they were voting for in any elections. What in the world did they talk about? Actually, I can’t recall […]

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Through a Lens Raleigh Moms Blog

Life Through A Lens

Recently we visited Three Bears Acres for my daughter and my niece’s birthday. If you’re not familiar with it, they describe themselves as an outdoor activity farm. This is not a plug for Three Bears Acres, but my family really loves going there. It is just a cool place to be outside, play in the […]

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Nap Raleigh Moms Blog

15 Places I Wish I Could Nap

Being a mom of two has brought a whole new level of exhaustion to my life. With my first child, I was tired, but adding a second child has upped the bar. The advice “sleep when the baby sleeps” worked well for my oldest. He’d nap, I’d nap, not always, but it was definitely a […]

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Do preteens need a cell phone Raleigh Moms Blog

Do Preteens Need a Cell Phone?

A while back, I wrote an article in which I talked about NOT getting our lovely daughter (heretofore referred to as “The Girl”) a cell phone and how frustrating it was that her school was emphasizing cell phone use in class (her school is a “Bring Your Own Device,” or BYOD, school). This fall, my […]

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My Baby was a Preemie Raleigh Moms Blog

My Baby Was a Preemie

Ten years ago, my family of four moved from Pennsylvania to Raleigh, and within weeks, I found out that I was pregnant with my third child. This was such an exciting time in our lives. We were now living in a new place that we loved, and we’d just found out that our family would […]

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